Flying High Together

Computing

Our Computing curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum (2014) for KS1 Computing, and the statutory early years foundation stage and development matters frameworks.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous instructions
  • create and debug simple programs
  • use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
  • recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

 

At Common Road Infant and Nursery School we aim to equip our children to thrive in a rapidly changing digital world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. We will ensure that children are given the skills and tools to be able to embrace and utilise new technology in a socially responsible and safe way.

Computing skills enable children to be confident, creative and independent learners, and it is our intention that children have every opportunity to allow them to achieve this. We aim for our children to become independent users of computing technologies, gaining confidence and enjoyment from their activities. In a world where digital technologies create a vast amount of new job opportunities, we aim for our children to have the skills, knowledge and passion for computing to allow them to become successful in future employment.

Computing

‘Our computers have become windows through which we can gaze upon a world that is virtually without horizons or boundaries.’